Are the Wests Tigers improving?

A question that we all have probably asked. In order to accurately see, I have decided to check it out through stats.

Bold stats allude to the better round the Tigers had in accordance with the stats in the last two years.

So if your brave and want to see how painfully mediocre the tigers are. Dig in

Round 1:

Possession in 2024: BYE

Completion rate in 2024: BYE

Post Contact metres in 2024: BYE

Tackle Breaks in 2024: BYE

Effective Tackle % in in 2024: BYE

Errors in in 2024: BYE

2024 Result: Bye

Thus, so far in round 1, improvements cannot be assessed.

Round 2:

Possession in 2024: 45%

Completion rate in 2023: 63%

Post Contact metres in 2023: 420m

Tackle Breaks in 2024: 24

Effective Tackle % in in 2024: 86%

Errors in in 2023: 18

2023 Result: Loss

2024 Result: Loss

We can see a slight improvement in Post Contact metres, yet a substantial drop off in tackle breaks. A decent improvement in completion rate, although 81% isn’t great. No improvement in tackle efficiency (drops off by 2%)

Round 3:

Possession in 2024: 46%

Completion rate in 2023: 70%

Post Contact metres in 2023: 363m

Tackle Breaks in 2024: 38

Effective Tackle % in in 2024: 86%

Errors in in 2024: 6

2023 Result: Loss

2024 Result: Win

A notion I am tending to see is that although this season we have an increase in run metres, we don’t get far enough tackle breaks as we have prior.

Round 4:

Completion rate in 2023: 78%

Post Contact metres in 2023: 540m

Tackle Breaks in 2024: 24

Effective Tackle % in in 2024: 85%

Errors in in 2024: 10

2023 Result: Loss

A sloppy win for 2024. Regressed in nearly all categories minus completion rate and post contact metres.

Round 5:

Possession in 2023: 47%

Completion rate in 2023: 73%

Post Contact metres in 2023: 451m

Tackle Breaks in 2023: 20

Effective Tackle % in in 2023: 87.26 %

Errors in in 2023: 11

Errors in in 2024: 11

2023 Result: Loss

2024 Result: Loss

Bare improvements…

Round 6:

Possession in 2024: 49%

Completion rate in 2023: 76%

Post Contact metres in 2024: 543m

Tackle Breaks in 2024: 31

Effective Tackle % in in 2024: 87.04%

Errors in in 2023: 13

2023 Result: Loss

2024 Result: Loss

Nothing improving except completion by a tiny amount and a couple less errors. Only 10 less post contact metres yet 8 less tackle breaks, YIKES…

Round 8:

Possession in 2024: 50%

Completion rate in 2023: 74%

Post Contact metres in 2023: 427m

Tackle Breaks in 2024: 32

Effective Tackle % in in 2024: 87.86%

Errors in in 2024: 13

2023 Result: LOSS

2024 Result: Loss

Blah.

Round 9:

Possession in 2024: 47%

Completion rate in 2024: 79%

Post Contact metres in 2024: 465m

Tackle Breaks in 2024: 38

Effective Tackle % in in 2024: 88.40%

Errors in in 2024: 8 (+ 2 sin bins)

2024 Result: Loss

On paper could be the best game in ages. Probably the best tigers game in the last two years minus the Leichardt Cowboys beauty.

Round 10

Possession in 2024: 48%

Completion rate in 2024: 82%

Post Contact metres in 2024: 470m

Tackle Breaks in 2024: 27

Effective Tackle % in in 2024: 87.32%

Errors in in 2023: 10

Errors in in 2024: 10

2024 Result: Loss

Round 11

Possession in 2023: 50%

Completion rate in 2024: 82%

Post Contact metres in 2023: 542m

Tackle Breaks in 2023: 14

Effective Tackle % in in 2024: 89.80%

Errors in in 2023: 7

2023 Result: Loss

2024 Result: Loss

A question that we all have probably asked. In order to accurately see, I have decided to check it out through stats.

Bold stats allude to the better round the Tigers had in accordance with the stats in the last two years.

So if your brave and want to see how painfully mediocre the tigers are. Dig in

Round 1:

**Possession in 2023: 56%**Possession in 2024: BYE

**Completion rate in 2023: 71%**Completion rate in 2024: BYE

**Post Contact metres in 2023: 625m**Post Contact metres in 2024: BYE

**Tackle Breaks in 2023: 47**Tackle Breaks in 2024: BYE

**Effective Tackle % in in 2023: 87.92%**Effective Tackle % in in 2024: BYE

**Errors in in 2023: 14**Errors in in 2024: BYE

**2023 Result: Loss**2024 Result: Bye

Thus, so far in round 1, improvements cannot be assessed.

Round 2:

**Possession in 2023: 52%**Possession in 2024: 45%

Completion rate in 2023: 63%

**Completion rate in 2024: 81%**Post Contact metres in 2023: 420m

**Post Contact metres in 2024: 462**

Tackle Breaks in 2023: 30Tackle Breaks in 2023: 30

Tackle Breaks in 2024: 24

**Effective Tackle % in in 2023: 88 %**Effective Tackle % in in 2024: 86%

Errors in in 2023: 18

**Errors in in 2024: 9**2023 Result: Loss

2024 Result: Loss

We can see a slight improvement in Post Contact metres, yet a substantial drop off in tackle breaks. A decent improvement in completion rate, although 81% isn’t great. No improvement in tackle efficiency (drops off by 2%)

Round 3:

**Possession in 2023: 52%**Possession in 2024: 46%

Completion rate in 2023: 70%

**Completion rate in 2024: 86%**Post Contact metres in 2023: 363m

**Post Contact metres in 2024: 631**

Tackle Breaks in 2023: 31Tackle Breaks in 2023: 31

Tackle Breaks in 2024: 38

**Effective Tackle % in in 2023: 88 %**Effective Tackle % in in 2024: 86%

**Errors in in 2023: 14**Errors in in 2024: 6

2023 Result: Loss

2024 Result: Win

A notion I am tending to see is that although this season we have an increase in run metres, we don’t get far enough tackle breaks as we have prior.

Round 4:

**Possession in 2023: 47%**

Possession in 2024: 47%Possession in 2024: 47%

Completion rate in 2023: 78%

**Completion rate in 2024: 86%**Post Contact metres in 2023: 540m

**Post Contact metres in 2024: 693m**

Tackle Breaks in 2023: 26Tackle Breaks in 2023: 26

Tackle Breaks in 2024: 24

**Effective Tackle % in in 2023: 90 %**Effective Tackle % in in 2024: 85%

**Errors in in 2023: 9**Errors in in 2024: 10

2023 Result: Loss

**2024 Result: Win**A sloppy win for 2024. Regressed in nearly all categories minus completion rate and post contact metres.

Round 5:

Possession in 2023: 47%

**Possession in 2024: 52%**Completion rate in 2023: 73%

**Completion rate in 2024: 80%**Post Contact metres in 2023: 451m

**Post Contact metres in 2024: 566m**Tackle Breaks in 2023: 20

**Tackle Breaks in 2024: 27**Effective Tackle % in in 2023: 87.26 %

**Effective Tackle % in in 2024: 88.83%**Errors in in 2023: 11

Errors in in 2024: 11

2023 Result: Loss

2024 Result: Loss

Bare improvements…

Round 6:

**Possession in 2023: 57%**Possession in 2024: 49%

Completion rate in 2023: 76%

**Completion rate in 2024: 79%**

Post Contact metres in 2023: 556mPost Contact metres in 2023: 556m

Post Contact metres in 2024: 543m

**Tackle Breaks in 2023: 39**Tackle Breaks in 2024: 31

**Effective Tackle % in in 2023: 90.71 %**Effective Tackle % in in 2024: 87.04%

Errors in in 2023: 13

**Errors in in 2024: 9**2023 Result: Loss

2024 Result: Loss

Nothing improving except completion by a tiny amount and a couple less errors. Only 10 less post contact metres yet 8 less tackle breaks, YIKES…

Round 8:

**Possession in 2023: 58%**Possession in 2024: 50%

Completion rate in 2023: 74%

**Completion rate in 2024: 79%**Post Contact metres in 2023: 427m

**Post Contact metres in 2024: 561m**

Tackle Breaks in 2023: 36Tackle Breaks in 2023: 36

Tackle Breaks in 2024: 32

**Effective Tackle % in in 2023: 87.94%**Effective Tackle % in in 2024: 87.86%

**Errors in in 2023: 12**Errors in in 2024: 13

2023 Result: LOSS

2024 Result: Loss

Blah.

Round 9:

**Possession in 2023: 53%**Possession in 2024: 47%

**Completion rate in 2023: 90%**Completion rate in 2024: 79%

**Post Contact metres in 2023: 501m**Post Contact metres in 2024: 465m

**Tackle Breaks in 2023: 39**Tackle Breaks in 2024: 38

**Effective Tackle % in in 2023: 91.21%**Effective Tackle % in in 2024: 88.40%

**Errors in in 2023: 5**Errors in in 2024: 8 (+ 2 sin bins)

**2023 Result: Win**2024 Result: Loss

On paper could be the best game in ages. Probably the best tigers game in the last two years minus the Leichardt Cowboys beauty.

Round 10

**Possession in 2023: 53%**Possession in 2024: 48%

**Completion rate in 2023: 86%**Completion rate in 2024: 82%

**Post Contact metres in 2023: 501m**Post Contact metres in 2024: 470m

**Tackle Breaks in 2023: 43**Tackle Breaks in 2024: 27

**Effective Tackle % in in 2023: 87.47%**Effective Tackle % in in 2024: 87.32%

Errors in in 2023: 10

Errors in in 2024: 10

**2023 Result: Win**2024 Result: Loss

Round 11

Possession in 2023: 50%

**Possession in 2024: 54%**

Completion rate in 2023: 86%Completion rate in 2023: 86%

Completion rate in 2024: 82%

Post Contact metres in 2023: 542m

**Post Contact metres in 2024: 531m**Tackle Breaks in 2023: 14

**Tackle Breaks in 2024: 44**

Effective Tackle % in in 2023: 90.26%Effective Tackle % in in 2023: 90.26%

Effective Tackle % in in 2024: 89.80%

Errors in in 2023: 7

**Errors in in 2024: 6**2023 Result: Loss

2024 Result: Loss

**ALL UP**

2023 total errors by round 11: 113

2024 total errors by round 11: 852023 total errors by round 11: 113

2024 total errors by round 11: 85

**Wins 2023: 2**

Wins 2024: 2Wins 2024: 2

**Total Tackle Breaks by Round 11 in 2023: 325**

Total Tackle Breaks

Points Differential by Round 11 in 2023: -90

Total Tackle Breaks

**by Round 11 in**2024: 285Points Differential by Round 11 in 2023: -90

**Points Differential by Round 11 in 2024: -81**
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